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write a comprehensive budget bill in time. they are thinking of a fall back plan. >> president obama is urging congress to focus. >> i'm optimistic that an agreement can be achieved. >> at the white house friday the president and congressional leaders spent some 70 minutes in a negotiating session and agreed to keep talking. >> it was constructive. >> it was constructive. >> i'm hopeful and optimistic. >> as snow fell on mostly deserted washington, two sides continued bargaining. if there some on deal, president obama wants smaller bill extending tax cuts making $250,000 or less and continuing unemployment benefits for millions that will lose them. >> i believe such a proposal could pass both houses with bipartisan majorities as long as these leaders allow it to come to a vote. >> we can still avoid going over the fiscal cliff if the president and democratically controlled senate step forward to solve this problem and solve it now. >> frustration over the impasse runs from wall street where the dow is down 400 points to main street. >> this is america. they should be working for the
to marry michelle obama. [applause] >> i am nominating former president bill clinton's democratic nional convenon speechn 2012 as the political speech of the year. anybody want to challenge me? >> i would echo that. he galvanized that convention, brought them to their feet, galvanized the political party. and they came out of there as a united party. >> he has a huge approval rating. >> second act if not third act in american life. bill clinton proves it. mad a better case for barack obama and joe biden and barack obama and joe biden had ever made. the other thing about bill clinton's speech is he had the ultimate line in it -- "this economy was so bad even i could not have fixed it." >> you pointed out in the opening of the show what was the worst political moment, which was the clint eastwood wasting 12 minutes of prime time when just before, you have had these truly heart rending stories -- artwarmi stoes aut te humaty of the republican challenger, and also a bio which was not shown. that was terrible. >> the reason why clinton's speech worked was because people know it was bill clint
-- verizon fios. >> after last night, i want a man whoho had the good sense to marrmichelle obama. [applause] >> ok, i am nominating former president bill clinton put the democratic national convention spee in 2012 as the political speech of the year. anybody want to challenge me? >> i echo tha he g galvanized that convention brought them to their feet. he galvanized the political party. they came out of there as a united party. >> but he has a hugee approval rating. >> there are second acts if not third acts in american life, and bill clinton approves it. thee two most popular figures in the united stes today are bill clinton and hillary clinton. he made a better case for barack obama and joe bidennd barackk obama and joe biden had ever made. the other thing about bill clinton's speech is he had the ultimate line in it -- "this econom was so bad even i could not have fixed it." >> i think you pointed out in the opening of the show what was the worst political moment, which was cnt eastwood wasting 12 minutes of prime time when just before, you have had these truly heart renng stories -- hea
negotiators are trying to come up with a last-minute compromise to present to the house. president obama says any bipartisan bill has to extend unemployment benefits, affecting some 2 million americans. he says it must increase taxes on the highest income earners. the president knows neither side is going to get everything they want, and he thinks it's time for house republicans to compromise. it is very important for republicans in congress to say we aren't going to get 100%, at the need to compromise in order to solve problems. >> if there is enough in the agreement for republicans to be able to support it, and we can get a majority of republicans in the senate and a majority of democrats in the senate, then i think there's a good opportunity for a majority of democrats and republicans in the house. >> well, the stock markets appear to be betting against a compromise deal. the dow plunged 158 points on friday after dropping every day last week. >>> san francisco detectives are looking for a man who mugged a woman, then killed her dog. as abc7 news reporter tells us, a witness is offering a
is on right now. >> we can now definitively say that president barack obama will be re-elected, mitt romney will come up a loser in this race. >> jon: the billing media story of the year, the presidential election. that was how it ended. barack obama beating mitt romney and an end to a bitter season that started early with the g.o.p. primaries and events like this. >> we saw some of this black church in south carolina where a woman asked you why you referred a president obama as the food stamp president. it sounds as if you are suitcase to go belittle people. >> first of all, juan, the fact is that more people have been put on food stamps by barack obama than any president in american history. [ cheers and applause ] >> i know among the political kli correct and i'm supposed to you use facts that are uncomfortable. [ laughter ] >> so that was just part of a long and memorable primary season. juan, is that your highlight of the year. [ laughter ] >> my highlight? it is telling again for newt gingrich. he in a subsequent debate when we was asked about extramarital life and enough about these
president reagan and deal with the spending? >> it depends if he turns into bill clinton or remains barack obama. clinton understood his legacy, was what was important and he would be remembered as somebody who was good on the economy, as a democrat. guess what? he wasn't a typical democrat. he was forced to change. a lot of it had to do with the fact that the congress changed. we have divided government. if the president wants the same old, same old, he will get t. the republicans won't cave. it's equal branchings of government. they control two-thirds and it takes three to tango, the senate, white hussein. >> eric: terrific debate. >> heather: who is leading in the tango, that's what we don't know. congressional leaders are trying to come up with that deal, with less than two days before massive tax hikes and spending cuts kick in and small businesses are already being affected. companies have no idea how much more they are going to owe uncle sam next year. that is affecting how they are doing business right now. we have those details from the new york city newsroom. >> reporter: many sm
bills that have actually been signed into law by president obama. but a lot of these laws were insignificant, things like the names of post offices. and a slew of bills passed by the house had no chance of passing the senate or getting the president's signature, like repeated attempts to repeal the affordable care act. the influence of the tea party lawmakers have been a clear factor. >> the tea party, which is not even on the screen about a year ago at this time, is a very domineering force. >> one story will be with us, the rise of the tea party. >> regardless of what those elites think, the tea party movement is authentic, grassroots movement. >> i wouldn't sell short these candidates. >> tea party americans, you're winning. >> it's a big mistake not to take it seriously. >> you think the tea party is here to stay? >> absolutely. >> this book was just named the best book of the year. good evening and congratulations. >> thank you, chris. happy to be with you. >> this fiscal cliff was supposed to be so severe, so potentially devastating, there would be no way for congress not
the least productive session of congress since the 1940s. with only 219 bills passed and signed by president obama they may give new meaning of the term do nothing congress. >>> and senator mike crapo has decided not to fight the charges of his dui arrest which tests showed his blood alcohol was nearly twice the legal limit. >>> congressman chris van hallen said congress needed to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff by christmas. less than 48 hours until that cliff what does he think now? you are watching msnbc, the place for politics. when you have diabetes... your doctor will say get smart about your weight. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize blood sugar spikes. [ male announcer ] glucerna hunger smart. a smart way to help manage hunger and diabetes. >>> the self-imposed 3:00 p.m. deadline the senate came up with for a deal has come and gone which means without a last minute deal starting january 1st tax hikes and massive spending cuts will be in effect. extended unemployment benefits have ended. we will be li
this is they know if they hold this pass january 1 the first bill the democrats will introduce are the obama tax cuts in which he proposes to relower the rate on everybody. >> chris: but you if they don't do anything the taxes go up for everybody. >> and the president proposes relowerring them back to rates for are everybody under 250 and republicans don't want to be in a bulldogs o position of stopp. >> chris: why were they unable to do anything about stopping real problem?lem fo if you take the amount raised. $600 billion increase in revenue to the government over the next ten years. $600 billion in terms of a deficit of $16 trillion going up by another 2.5, $3 trillion in the next ten years is peanuts. >> you heard lindsey graham talk about entitlement reform and that is what republicans want to press and a debt ceiling issue. if you look at sentiment among democrats especially further to the left since the election their feeling has been president obama won and we will not take this out of seniors and we will not take this out of medicare or social security. no cuts in those things. that pos
if they hold it up, past january 1, the first bill the democrats will introduce, ar te the obama tax cuts and he proposes to relower the rates -- >> if they don't do something the taxes go up for everybody. >> yes. and the president proposes relowering them to somewhere near bush rates for everybody under 250 and the republicans don't want to be in a position of stopping that. >> chris: but why, byron, were they unable to do anything about the real problem? i mean -- if you take the amount 0 -- say, 400,000, it would be $600 billion increase in revenue to the government, over the next ten years. $600 billion, in terms of a deficit of $16 trillion, going up, by another 2.5, $3 trillion in the next ten years is peanuts. >> you heard lindsay graham talk about entitlement reform and the debt ceiling issue but if you look at -- among democrats, especially, further to the left, since the election, their feeling has been, president obama won, we will not take this out of seniors, we will not take it out of medicare, we will not take it out of social security. no cuts, and those things and that p
. but with the tea party that led up to everything so everything obama did resulted in a health care bill is strangely, more liberal than it should be and you can see that in a whole number of policies. so for me with you the tea party has had a victory. they've kind of taken over the republican party but when it comes to actual substantive victories they have very few. >> first of all, i have to -- i want to go back to something the congressman said when he talked about us pulling strings and he was referring to grover norkwis with the pledge. that's to constituents in a state. my own senators have signed the pledge. you violate the pledge and you're violating the promise, you're breaking your promise to your constituents. we want to hold these people accountable. i understand why you would say you said, about some of this other -- other issues that people talk about. but we're focused on -- i mean, i think we've been very good at policing our own. but you can't -- there's no one leader of the tea party movement. and it's not my business to go in and tell these people what they can and c
, overall, obviously, i don't ke the bill. i don't think any sensible person would likehe obamacare bill. but tax increases are a fact of life. that's the story, tax increases under mr. bush and surpluses under mr. clinton tax increases as far as the eye can see under mr. obama. >> wheno the spendg cuts happen, sarah? >> never. >> and you often see the tax increases kick in and inhe health care law, and spending never gets cut. >> i think you need to look where the spending goes, providereventive care. and we saw 80 million acces preventative care and that's a net savings for the entire health care system passed on to all of us. >> how have job cuts we've en the medical device makers, they're soued the horn about them. how does it help the broad economy though? >> what you're seeing is readjusting of the economy. most of this tax money ces out ofhose m making 250,000 or mo more, an increase on those individuals. at the same time that we're finding out her on capitol hill about a drease on those making 250 or less, so, majority of amerans. when we have this increase on aery small portion,
of perspective right now. just this morning on "meet the press," president obama essentially was blaming republicans for the inability to move anything and speaker boehner, a couple hours later took to twitter to blame the president for not urging the senate to pass a bill that the house passed, but that bill wouldn't pass the democratic led senate anyway. when the two lead negotiators in the whole process, speaker boehner and president obama with two days to go are still in blame game mode, we are very unlikely to get something done in the last 48 hours. >> jimmy, let me bring you in on the next topic. robert hinted at it. this should be a win. it should be about the american people getting a win here. winners andlosers. it is politics. what about the president here? is he going to have a tough sengd term if he has to take this same battle into next year and be dealing with this. he talked this morning he wanted to take on immigration control and gun control and energy. those things can't get done if he has to go into this major battle again. >> i like looking back at when bill clinton
expect this year? >> well, look, the bill ramps up starting in october 2013. so you are going to have three big changes. it is pouring out of the obama administration and regulations creating thiiss law and practice and this is process of adhok improve swraition -- improve vaw swraition. you willat see more resistance in the states. 26 states have said they won't participate and set up these health care exchanged which will be an insurance market. >>ic a regulatory body and this is where the subsidees will come out. you will see dislocation in the states. the third will be consultion in the health care markets. it will adapt to all of this. you are already seeing it. they are getting bigger and the doctors and the individuals are joining much largerls practices. everybody realizes when you get hit with new regulation you get hit with new costs. and the bigger you are, the better you are able to weather something like that. >> it is a way to manage risk. the major changes among the providers, it is doctors and hospitals. >> and it is almost impossible to practice as a physician unless
, this -- the bill ramps up starting in october, 2013. so you're going to have three big changes, i think. one is pouring out, as the obama administration is going to be all the regulations creating this law in practice, this is sort after process of ad hoc improvisation. you're also going to see more resistance in the states. 26 states have said they won't participate. >> paul: they won't participate and set up the health exchanges, an insurance market. >> sort of a regulatory body where the subsidies come out so i think air going to see a lot of dislocation in the states and then the third change is going to be just convulsion in the health care market as providers and insurers try to adapt to all of this churn that's going on. >> paul: well, and one of those things in the insurance market is consolidation. you're seeing it where big insurers are getting bigger and doctors and individuals at practices are joining much larger practices because everybody realizes when you get hit with new regulation, you get hit with new costs and the bigger you are, the better you're able to weather something
, everybody. gerri: hello, everybody, president obama calling on congress just moments ago asking to avoid the fiscal cliff. he said he is moderately optimistic that a deal could be done by december 31. congressional leaders are working on crafting a bill. certainly no grand bargain here that would improve entitlements. if they can't get a deal, the president has told harry reid to put the white house proposals up for an up or down vote. the details just keep on coming out. with us now are two guests. first, we are going to go rich edson. he is here with the very latest. tell us what you made of the president's comments. he was very direct. reporter: he was. d now he passes on to the senate. senate majory leader harry reid, senate minority leader mitch mcconnell. they are trying to come up with something that can pass the house and the senate. the president laid out a proposal earlier this evening. at the beginning of this meeting. $250,000 per year. that income would be shielded from tax increases, and now he wants an extension of unemployment insurance. that is something that essentially
to the political playground. president obama may reside at the white house, but he hasn't forgotten about his home state of illinois. he is backing a bill set to be introduced in january that would legalize gay marriage in illinois. if passed that state would be the first midwestern state to approve marriage equality via a legislative vote. for now it looks like the nra and wayne lapierre have not been invited by vice president biden to talk about ways to reduce gun violence. according to the nra's president david keene there's been no contact from the white house to include them in this process. piers morgan has penned an op-ed for those who want to see him deported for his views on gun control saying although i love the country as a second home and one that has treated me incredibly well, i would as a concerned parent first seriously consider deporting myself. and actor charlie sheen is at it again, but this time he has company. on saturday sheen sent out this tweet to the mayor of l.a. who knows how to party. tweeted a picture of sheen and the mayor of l.a. at a rooftop bar in mexico and it was
to deal with. host: the very first thing included in the fiscal cliff a bill should be the cancellation of congressional pay raises. we read a story about this early today about the 0.5% pay increase that president obama signed. where did this come from that was is a good time? guest: it is never a good time politically. some of their expenses are paid for. it is an expensive job. yet to keep to residences. -- you have to keep two residences. having said that, unemployment is 7.5%. it is never a good time to show constituents that you're giving yourself a pay rise. host: this happen thursday. it did not seem to get much attention. guest: when they have had a debate everyone votes against it. guest: there might be something where one congress has to do before congress and. i'm not sure. guest: a congressional salary increases to a lame duck session is a little suspect. if they are going to do it they should do it openly in take responsibility. i can remember bob michael getting up and saying i am proud of voting for this. if you want it to the congressman vote for somebody else. that is
examiner. we've heard -- first, what do the republicans want? >> they'd like a bill that keeps taxes low for all income earners. they're not going to to go that to they want to keep the threshold as high as possible. president obama initially suggested $250,000 or above should see an increase. that number will probably be maybe 400,000, 500 thousands, but republicans want to see spending cuts. today they talked about changing the way social security benefits would be administered over time and save money, entitlement reform. that's off the table so republicans are saying where are we going off spending cuts? there's a hangup there. democrats on the other hand looking for a way to keep taxes for high for the higher income earners. instead of $400,000 they would like to lower that to $250,000 or above, so there's a sticking point on taxes and spending. but as you said, all eyes should be on the senate. the senate needs to pass a bill and it's run by democrats. they're really fighting amongst themself now to agree on a measure they can pass. literally by tomorrow, by new year's eve, in orde
than the norm. >> president obama and today's edition of "meet the press." speaker boehner in particular said "the president has never called for the senate to act on those bills, he has allowed the democratic controlled senate to lead our economy to the edge of the fiscal cliff. congress people from both parties are searching for a bipartisan solution. that is the leadership that america needs, not what we saw from the president this morning ." those of the comments from speaker boehner. the house has gaveled out. we expect them back in about two hours. let's go to newbury port. caller: thank you for c-span. i do not understand where this $250,000 number comes from. i am 70 and have never been asked to make a sacrifice by any congress. it just seems to me that if the average income in most states -- to ask people making $125,000 or more, to ask them to contribute more, that seems to be a no- brainer. i do not see why people in this country are not ready to make a compromise. let's face it, we will either all have to pay slightly more taxes and accept the fact that our bene
.lp is on the >> all i'm asking is that we go back, folks like me, the top 2%, go back to the rates we paid under bill clinton. >> i'm not going to shut up. it's my turn. >> i accept your nomination for president of the united states! >> you must vote and you must re-elect president barack obama! >> thank you! >> we draw strength from our victory and we learn from our mistakes! >> the pressure was on mitt romney who needed a turnaround tonight. >> virtually everything he said about my tax plan was inaccurate. >> it's math, it's arithmetic. >> fight for obama care inside of fighting for jobs. >> while president obama kept his eyes and energy low. >> they clashed from the beginning. >> i have a question and how much have you cut them. >> here's what mitt romney was secretly recorded saying last may about the 47% of americans who don't pay taxes. >> who believe they're entitled to healthcare, to food, to housing, you to you name it. >> voter turnout seemed heavy. conceding his loss, mitt romney called for compromise. >> at a time like this we can't risk partisan bickering. >> a burst of emotion at the ob
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